SAINTS Betfred Super League campaign continues th

first_imgSAINTS’ Betfred Super League campaign continues this evening when Leigh Centurions come to the Totally Wicked Stadium.We have a whole host of entertainment both on and off the field to bring you the ultimate matchday experience, which is ideal for all the family.Game Schedule:Turnstiles – Open 5:15pm.Academy – The 19s take on their Bradford counterparts at 5:30pm.Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and as well as the Totally Wicked North Stand from 6.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Inflatables – Rugby themed inflatables will be in the North and South West Stands.Air Factory – Two trampolines from our partners Air Factory St Helens will be at the ground – jump on and enjoy!Kiosk Food – We have a great range of food for you to sample at selected kiosks and we’ve teamed up with Big Al’s to bring a selection of Burgers and Pizza Twists to the Saints. You can also buy Youth Energy too.Member Offer – If you’re a member, you can take advantage of our pie and hot drink combo offer for £3.50. Simply present your Membership Card at the kiosks to access this deal.Boots – Your favourite furry mascot Boots, who is sponsored by Small Wonders, will be in attendance in all the concourse areas from 6.30pm onwards so look out for him and say hello!The A Star Saints Angels – Will be performing a brand new routine before the game.Half Time – Our Crossbar Challenge in association with OD’s Jewellery & Watch Boutique will take place. Participants can win £100 in ODs vouchers. If you want to take part email the club at [email protected] Dash – Check out the great prizes!The match is sponsored by O2 Rainford with Robinson’s Brewery our Corporate Sponsor. Exact Concrete are sponsoring the Match Ball.Team News Saints have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. Price details are here.There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands.If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Saints Superstore The Saints Superstore is open until kick-off. We will be open for 45 minutes after the game. Our new look programme #asone will once again be on sale. Featuring an interview with Matty Smith it is packed with all you need to know about your Super Saints!The cover has our players on one side of the V and randomly selected 2017 Members on the right hand side! Is your name there?There’s also the latest news and views from around the club, our Academy and community teams.It is priced at £3.Today’s programme is available on the concourse as well as in the Saints Superstore and is sponsored by Warrington AudiTravelMatchday Car Parking details are here.last_img read more

Many hit the beach to experience Irmas impacts

first_img “I guess we don’t really see storms, like huge hit Carolina Beach. So, it is kind of cool to see what could happen,” Sarah Marchant said.“It’s cool. The waves, huge coming in hitting the rocks, splashing, there nothing like it,” Tyler Swanson said.Winds really picked up, but there was not much rain earlier in the day. Some people described it as a moment to embrace what mother nature has to offer.Related Article: Kure Beach residents discuss living with coyotes“It’s just an incredible Mother Nature thing that’s going on and we’re lucky enough to be safe,” Kathleen Morrison said.The winds got stronger into the night, whipping up sand and water. Though many enjoyed taking in the sights and sounds of the storm, it’s important to remember that safety is priority.“I just hope everybody is safe and have fun in the storm,” Swanson said. “If you’re not used to it, definitely stay indoors, but I mean if you’ve been through it before, like worse than this, than yeah, come out and see what is going on,” Marchant said. KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — It is a far cry from what Florida and other southern states are dealing with, but the Cape Fear is still feeling some effects from Irma.As the waves were crashing into the beaches by Fort Fisher, dozens of people were coming out to watch. Some said that as worried as they may be, this was a spectacle worth seeing. As the winds and waves got stronger, people were still hit the beaches into the night.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NCGOP Rep Bill Brission switches from Democrat to Republican

first_imgNC Representative Bill Brisson switched his registration from Democrat to Republican. (Photo: NC Leg) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — NCGOP announced Wednesday that North Carolina Representative Bill Brisson of Bladen County switched his registration from Democrat to Republican.NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes welcomed Brisson to the Republican Party:- Advertisement – “Rep. Brisson has been a hard-working and conservative voice in our state legislature for quite some time now. We are elated with his decision to switch his registration to a political party that will better serve himself and his constituents. I look forward to working with him to spread Republican values and make the 22nd district the best it can be.”North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after Rep. Brisson announced he’s changing his party affiliation:“Rep. Brisson is an honest public servant, but one who rarely caucuses with Democrats and votes more than nine out of ten times with the Republican majority. Our party remains committed to fighting for every seat possible in order to retake the majority by 2020. Under fairer maps in 2018 we are confident we will break the Republican supermajority. Our goal is to provide Governor Cooper with a Democratic Caucus that will stand with him in fighting to improve education, grow the economy, and ensure North Carolinians are ready for the jobs available today and created tomorrow. Today’s news does not change the calculus needed to reach that goal.”Related Article: ‘Prepare to be eviscerated’: McCrory to teach politics at UNC Chapel HillWe have reached out to Brisson for a comment, but haven’t heard back. When we contacted his Raleigh office, the staff member who answered the phone was unaware of the registration switch.last_img read more

FIRST ON WWAY UPDATE Suspect in Good Samaritan attack charged with murder

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man who interrupted a domestic disturbance died last night after his family removed him from life support.Now the man accused of attacking him, Hakeem Sanders, 31, is charged with second degree murder.- Advertisement – Family members say Alan Pearson entered the Safeway Store at 3316 Wilshire Blvd around 11:00 pm Monday night.They say Pearson saw Sanders hitting a woman, so he told her not to follow him outside and he would call 911 and get her some help.Police say Sanders overheard Pearson’s comment and assaulted him.Related Article: WPD: Pizza employee threatened over wait time for foodThe store clerk called 911 and EMS transported Pearson, who was unconscious, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he was placed on life support.The family says they removed him from life support at 9:00 p.m.Pearson died last night.Members of the Wilmington Police Department’s US Marshal’s Task Force apprehended Sanders Tuesday and initially charged him with assault inflicting serious injury.During a court appearance on Wednesday, Sanders’ bond was raised to $1 million.last_img read more

Hundreds of gallons of kerosene spill in Carolina Beach

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A portion of Canal Drive in Carolina Beach remained closed Friday morning as crews worked to clean up a kerosene spill.The Carolina Beach Fire Department says it happened around 7:30 Thursday night at the Scotchman on Canal Drive.- Advertisement – Fire crews say a tanker truck was delivering kerosene to underground tanks and as he was filling the tanks, the dispensing unit came out. Between 500 and 600 gallons of kerosene spilled onto the asphalt.Firefighters managed to stop the fuel from going into the storm drains, but some of the kerosene did spill into the yacht basin.The delivery company sent out a hazmat team to clean up the spill.Related Article: USCG to remove navigational markers in Carolina Beach Inlet due to safety concernsNo word on how long the 300 block of Canal Drive will remain closed.last_img read more

Businesses react to downtown Wilmington vandalism

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a man caught on video spraying graffiti in several areas of downtown Wilmington.WWAY reached out to several business owners to hear their thoughts on the vandalism.- Advertisement – Gene Vadies has owned Barouke Exotic Woods in the Old Wilmington City Market for more than two decades.“Hopefully this is not the beginning of something bigger in Wilmington. The tourist district is the pearl of this city, and we’re all trying to keep it looking nice,” said Vadies.Vadies also helps manage the market.Related Article: Arrest made in Wilmington shooting that injured man“This is bad for tourism,” Vadies said. “Because the tourists walk down the street and they see this, and they think ‘gee, the last time I’ve seen this is Philadelphia, or Newark, New Jersey.’”Last week, a man who signs his work “The Creator” used spray paint to vandalize the market, along with several other businesses and structures in downtown Wilmington.“It’s very hard to understand, it’s hard to read, the English is not very good, I don’t think he did very well in school,” said Vadies.In addition to the market, graffiti signed ‘The Creator’ or simply ‘C’ has popped up at The George on the Riverwalk, the Market Street Parking Deck, and the Groove Jet Salon.Most if not all of the graffiti has since been painted over, but one woman whose balcony overlooks the salon says someone re-sprayed the wall sometime before 3:00 a.m. Sunday.Police have posted video of the suspect on social media, hoping someone can identify him. He appears to drive a white Ford Freestyle.Vadies, who has lived in New York and says he’s seen his fair share of graffiti, says he has his own ideas about the creator.“I would say a young person who doesn’t seem to fit in, he’s crying out for help, he is trying to develop some sort of identity,” said Vadies.The George on the Riverwalk general manager Matt Babson released a statement to WWAY, saying: “We were very disappointed that this sort of thing still happens. We want to express our appreciation to WDI and the Downtown Ambassadors for painting over the graffiti for us, and we hope the police can identify the individual responsible soon.”Groove Jet Salon owner Brandy Alexander also released a statement, saying: “Whoever is vandalizing our building through graffiti is just seeking to be heard on what they feel is important to them. I hope they choose to seek respectful person to person conversations to voice their views as well as hear others. Graffiti doesn’t solve someone feeling lonely but conversations at least allow a seat at the table to be heard.”If you have any information, contact Wilmington Police.last_img read more

There is a clear plan for the future of AirMalta – Muscat

first_imgWhatsApp Prime Minister and Partit Laburista leader Joseph Muscat discussed the national airline, AirMalta during his intervention on the party’s radio station on Sunday. He said that there are clear plans on how the company will expand thanks to a new and more economical fleet. Muscat added that there are also plans to add to the current routes which the national airline operates on such as India and the United States. He continued that thanks to this addition job opportunities will also increase within the company. He stressed that the government needs to be responsible and realistic. Joseph Muscat said that AirMalta will focus more on the business traveller and will offer a more extensive array of deals and improved products. When asked on the United Nations report which puts Malta as one of the best countries that deals with poverty within its territory, Muscat said there is still poverty in Malta and it is a big challenge. He added that his government had inherited a situation where poverty was on the increase. He stated that policies have to focus on education and employment. The Prime Minister also elaborated that issue is being tackled with an increase in pensions every fiscal year. Touching on the health sector, Muscat said this sector is doing well and the projects in the pipeline will continue to improve the situation. He explained that priority is being given to mental health and cancer issues. SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Airtel partners with Amazon for cloud computing services

first_imgAdvertisement Airtel yesterday announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India.The Cloud computing services will offer software and other facility to customers while charging them on usage basis, without requiring them to buy entire product.Bharti Airtel’s Global Business CEO Ajay Chitkara said that they are excited to strengthen Airtel’s cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers.“We are confident that this will help our global customers truly leverage the benefits of cloud,”  he said in a statement. – Advertisement – Under this partnership customers will get commitment from the company on a dedicated connection between their premise and AWS data centres – the facility which was not available earlier.Amazon Web Services offers facility like website hosting, data storage and other softwares required to run or manage businesses.Amazon Web Services India Head Bikram Singh Bedi said  that customers are able to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput and provide a more consistent network experience, helping Indian businesses of all sizes to rapidly expand their organisations.Via intoday.comlast_img read more

Aljazeera Huffington Post among 21 Websites Banned in Egypt for Supporting Terrorism

first_imgAdvertisement Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based Al Jazeera television and Huffington Post Arabic, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday.While local media didn’t list all the affected URLs, Reuters sources said the government blocked them, because it believes they’re affiliated with Qatar — Al Jazeera is based in Doha, the country’s capital — or the Muslim Brotherhood.The blocked websites include Mada Masr, Al Jazeera, Al Sharq, Masr Al Arabia, Arabic 21, Huffington Post Arabic, Horria post, Klmty, Rassd, elshaab among many others. – Advertisement – Egypt once shut down the internet in 2011 and blocked VoIP services like Skype and Viber in 2015.last_img read more

Hive Colab Will Host the 4th Annual 1776 Global Challenge Cup –

first_imgPhoto Credit: Tech Point Nigeria Advertisement Washington-based Global Incubator and Seed Fund firm, 1776 in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups together with tech-incubation hub Hive Colab will host the fourth annual global Challenge Cup competition that seeks to find innovative startups solving the world’s most complex and challenging problems often overlooked with respect to venture funding and access to entrepreneurial resources.Mrs. Barbara Birungi Mutabazi; Director at Hive Colab in a press statement said, the goal of challenge is not literally that you compete, win and go home with a trophy.“The idea of the challenge is to nudge startups to do better and think of what matters. The challenge has different themes which all aim at social innovation with a for profit arm,” she said. – Advertisement – The Challenge Cup is also presented in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups outside of Silicon Valley.Notbaly, last year, 1776 crowed MUrgency; a Dubai-based company that uses the power of mobile technology and networks to create one seamless global emergency response network – as winners of the 2016 Global Challenge Cup while Twiga Foods; a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls – from Mombasa won the 2015 Global Challenge Cup.These are 5 African cities that will host the 2017 ‘1776 Global Challenge Cup‘:Hive Colab — Kampala, Uganda.Iceaddis — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.iHub — Nairobi, Kenya.iSpace Foundation — Accra, Ghana.BIAT — Tunis, Tunisia.Honorable Mention: On-demand laundry service app, Yoza in 2016 emerged winners in the People’s Choice award category at the 1776 Global Startup Challenge after their successful nomination in the category. Their win got them an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C where they pitched alongside 69 other entrepreneurs to compete in the 1776 Global Startup Challenge final round.Editor’s Note: Startups from Kampala that would love to take/be part of the challenge can apply here. Deadline for Application is 18th August 2017, pitching is 7th September 2017last_img read more